Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
The way I figure it, this is a story best appreciated by quilters.
Recently, I had to go on an extended trip for work in Virginia. So while I was there, I had to go visit the Jinney Beyer's quilt shop (she is my favorite quilter), and there I bought a nice little pin cushion that sets inside a thread spool, like this:
My husband, he is such a sweetie. After I got home, I was so busy that I did not get to unpacking right away, so he kindly did it for me one day while I was at work and he had the day off. I thought it was very funny where I found my new pincushion next. It was in the bathroom in a little basket next to the sink where I put my barrets and hair clips, like this:
I have one similar, its made on a golf tee. I love it for all the uses you mentioned.
lol... can't say I'm always much better at determing what some of his tools are meant to be and therefore where they should go
I like the idea.
How cute is that!!! Men can be so funny.
Speaking of spouses and tools... my husband has a garage full of tools and when I got into quilting I began sparingly to collecting my quilting gadgets (tools), but I would usually just make do with what I had. I eventually decided I was going to put some money into the correct ruler, rotary cutters, cutting mats, etc. He than began to ask me about all the "stuff" I was buying. If I had a dime for every time my husband "had" to have another tool for a specific project I would be rich. So I just reminded him about how Important it is to have the "correct tool" for the project. Guess what? He has adjusted well and I haven't heard a word about it since. Talk about something coming back to bite you. Gotcha!!! LOL
That is good. Yes, what comes around goes around. I have experienced a little of the opposite. A few times my husband has seemed a little over-encouraging that I get some quilting thing I am thinking about maybe getting--might even encourage a more fancy version to what I was considering. Curious, I think. Then next thing I know, he has bought something new for his music room! He obviously figures,if he does not complain about the expense of my hobby, he doesn't have to worry about me complaining about the expense of his hobby!
Oh, how sly...but as long as it works out for us quilters, who cares? Right?
You would probably have been in line at the cash forever!
My husband can say nothing about my sewing room; in fact, he actually helped set it up. Anyway, he is a "forced into early retirement" tool and dye maker, who at one point had two jobs, so he has 3 big craftsman tool chests (one for each job and home) now + many huge machines he bought from his plant when they closed it last July. We both love our goodies!